A man accused of defrauding two persons of nearly $2M and whom the court heard was evading the police was today remanded to prison on two fraud charges.

Twenty-eight-year-old Cliff Jacobs of 264 Low Creek, Soesdyke, Highway, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that on September 26, 2018, at Charlotte Street, Georgetown, with the intent to defraud, he obtained the sum of $800,000 from Inshan Singh by falsely pretending that he is the owner of properties situated at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, and that he was in a position to sell one of the property.

It was further alleged that on September 24, 2018, at Church Street, Georgetown, he incurred a debt of $1.1M from Austin Munroe by the use of fraud.

Jacobs was represented by attorney-at-law Paul Fung-A-Fat who asked that his client be released on reasonable bail.

However, Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels objected to bail being granted to Jacobs on the grounds of him being a flight risk.

The Prosecutor told the court that during the early stages of the investigation, Jacobs was released on his own recognizance (self bail) and was ordered to report to the station every week. However, he failed to do so.

Daniels added that Jacobs provided the police with a wrong name, stating that he is Joseph Troy Gomes and it was only recently that an officer saw him in a supermarket and arrested him.

Thus, the prosecutor asked that Jacobs be remanded to prison until his next court date.

Magistrate Daly, after listening to the prosecutor, remanded Jacobs to prison until September 13.


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